Beavers No. 14, Ducks No. 2 in latest AP poll

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TUCSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Wide receiver Markus Wheaton #2 of the Oregon State Beavers celebrates after scoring on a 20 yard touchdown reception against the Arizona Wildcats during the fourth quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The Beavers defeated the Wildcats 38-35. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


by Associated Press and KGW Staff

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Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 1 at 9:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon was ranked No. 2 in the latest AP and USA Today Polls after a Saturday win against WSU.

The Oregon State Beavers rose to No. 14 in the AP and No. 17 in the USA Today polls after defeating Arizona on the road.

Alabama is a unanimous No. 1 and LSU slipped another spot in The Associated Press college football poll.

The Crimson Tide received all 60 first-place votes for the first time this season. The Tigers had a second straight sketchy performance, this time against Towson, and dropped a spot for the second consecutive week.

LSU won 38-22 at home against the FCS opponent Saturday night and is ranked No. 4 in the new media poll.

Florida State moved past LSU to No. 3.

After beating Stanford on Thursday, Washington moved into the rankings at No. 23. Stanford fell to No. 18. USC was ranked No. 13 and UCLA ranked No. 25.

No. 24 Northwestern is ranked for the first time this season.